Rice-ing to achieve food security in Bangladesh


GAZIPUR, Dhaka: Bangladesh’s leading national rice research institute and the acclaimed International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) cemented their friendship recently with the reopening of the BRRI-IRRI Friendship Centre in Gazipur on Jan 16.

Coined the ”Friendship Centre” during a recent meeting between IRRI Deputy-Director General, Jackie Hughes and Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) Director General Bhagya Rani Banik, the centre will help expand collaborative research work between the two institutions, especially in the face of changes in the climate and the global market environment.